Chiropractic Improves Muscle Strength

Boardman, Ohio Sports Care with Chiropractic

 

Chiropractic can help you improve muscle strength!

When you're competing in sports, the stronger your muscles, the higher your level of performance. While a lot of muscle strength can be gained in the gym, chiropractic care can also help enhance this effect.

Dr. Denise Carradine is a chiropractor in Boardman, Ohio who has been treating athletes for over 25 years and keeps up-to-date with the latest scientific literature. Experimental Brain Research recently published a study involving 10 subjects whose muscle contractions were assessed both before and after chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment. These contractions were then compared to the same measurements that were taken when the subjects engaged in a control intervention (no chiropractic care).

What the researchers discovered is that the maximum muscle contraction after chiropractic spinal manipulation was increased by almost 60%!  Furthermore, the force was increased as well, coming in at 16% higher than it was pre-treatment. This caused the researchers to conclude that chiropractic care "appears to alter the net excitability of the low-threshold motor units, increase cortical drive, and prevent fatigue."

Another study, which was published in The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association found that chiropractic can increase strength in a different way. In this case, the subject was a 44-year-old female who was experiencing pain and limited range of motion in her right shoulder and right arm. This affected her grip strength and made it more difficult for her to pick up things with that particular hand.

However, after receiving chiropractic care for approximately eight weeks, her pain not only lessened, but her range of motion increased, and her grip strength improved...with positive results still showing 2 years later!

These two studies highlight just a couple of the ways that chiropractic can help make you stronger and therefore better at your sport of choice.

If you want to improve your health, gentle chiropractic care with Dr. Denise Carradine is the natural way to do it. She's been helping athletes increase their strength and endurance for over 25 years. Our office is conveniently located in Boardman, Ohio and our phone number is 330-758-4446. Give us a call today to see how we can help you get stronger!

Resources

  • Niazi I, Turker KS, Flavel S, et al. Changes in H-reflex and V-waves following spinal manipulation. Experimental Brain Research 2015;233(4):1165-73.
  • Shearer HM, Trim A. An unusual presentation and outcome of complex regional pain syndrome: a case report. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association 2006;50(1):20-26.